TELLUS REQUIEM Launch New Website

In celebration of their upcoming album release, Norway’s TELLUS REQUIEM has launched a brand new website. The website is located at http://www.tellusrequiem.com and features upcoming tour dates, news merchandise, media, social network links and more. The band described the websites design and meaning:

“The homepage is based on the artwork for our upcoming release; Invictus (The 11th Hour) done by Mr. Thomas Ewerhard. He has worked with other great artists like Symphony X, TOTO, Avantasia, Therion, Hammerfall, among others.

Nightmare Records will release TELLUS REQUIEUM’s new album Invictus (The 11th Hour) on January 22, 2013. Today the artwork and tracklisting have been revealed. Invictus (The 11th Hour) can be pre-ordered on Amazon and the Nightmare Records Website.

In additional TELLUS REQUIEM news, the band has confirmed that they will be playing a handful of acoustic dates in Turkey before the holidays. These special shows feature music rearranged from the band’s self-titled debut and the new album Invictus (The 11th Hour) to fit acoustically and with a three man orchestra. Guitarist Stig Nergård commented on the upcoming shows:

“We are really looking forward to finally doing some live shows abroad. I could not think of a more perfect place to do some acoustic shows “TELLUS REQUIEM-style”, than where the West meets the East.”

TELLUS REQUIEM consists of five members who all came from diverse musical backgrounds, which can be recognized immediately by their distinct sound. From the very first crunchy guitar wail with juicy leads your ears are battered with a progressive metal onslaught. Combining these elements with beautiful melodies and harmonies TELLUS REQUIEM delivers their breathtaking Nightmare Records debut Invictus (The 11th Hour).

TELLUS REQUIEM Live Acoustic:
12/10: @ Ruhi Bey, Ankara, Turkey
12/11: @ Piano Plus, Ankara, Turkey
12/12: @ Manhattan, Ankara, Turkey
12/13: @ Rock Station Radio, Ankara, Turkey

THERION New Album Les Fleus du Mal Streaming on GuitarWorld.com

THERION are currently celebrating their 25th anniversary and will release their new album Les Fleurs du Mal tomorrow in North America via End of the Light Records. Today GuitarWorld.com the online home of Guitar World Magazine is hosting an exclusive stream on Les Fleurs du Mal in its entirety HERE. The album can also be streamed courtesy of AOL Music HERE.

There are still many details that are unknown about this mystical art project, and so far only the album title Les Fleurs du Mal can be officially announced. The album title refers to Charles Baudelaire’s (French author and poet 1821 – 1867) famous poem collection “Flowers of Evil” (Les Fleurs du Mal in French) that caused such an upset of emotions in France that the author was brought to court and got fined for “insulting the public” with six of the poems, that remained forbidden in France until 1949 when the ban was finally lifted. The spirit of the project is a tribute to Baudelaire, and is imbued into both music and artwork. The album was recorded at Adulruna studio, located in a separate building next to Johnsson’s decadent “Villa Adulruna” where the band lived together while recording.

Les Fleurs du Mal is available to order on Amazon.

THERION Premiere New Song on Noisecreep

THERION are currently in the midst of their 25th anniversary tour and will be releasing their new album Les Fleurs du Mal November 27th in North America on End of the Light Records. Today the band has is debuting a track from Les Fleurs du Mal exclusively on Noisecreep. Check out an interview for Christofer Johnsson and get a first listen to the song “Polichinelle” HERE.

The album Les Fleurs du Mal is a part of an art project that Christofer Johnsson has been thinking about for some time:

“The time was never right for it, but in celebration of the band’s 25th anniversary, I thought now will finally be the right time for it,” Christofer Johnsson explains.

There are still many details that are unknown about this mystical art project, and so far only the album title Les Fleurs du Mal can be officially announced. The album title refers to Charles Baudelaire’s (French author and poet 1821 – 1867) famous poem collection “Flowers of Evil” (Les Fleurs du Mal in French) that caused such an upset of emotions in France that the author was brought to court and got fined for “insulting the public” with six of the poems, that remained forbidden in France until 1949 when the ban was finally lifted. The spirit of the project is a tribute to Baudelaire, and is imbued into both music and artwork. The album was recorded at Adulruna studio, located in a separate building next to Johnsson’s decadent “Villa Adulruna” where the band lived together while recording.

Les Fleurs du Mal is available for pre-order on Amazon.

THERION Signs Licensing Deal With End of the Light Records

THERION are busy making final preparations to celebrate their 25th anniversary of the band by releasing their new album Les Fleurs du Mal and embarking on a 25th anniversary tour. The band has signed a licensing deal with End of the Light Records to release the album in The United States, Canada and Mexico. It will be released in North America on November 13th.

THERION will introduce the new album to the world during their “Flowers Of Evil” 25th anniversary tour.

The album Les Fleurs du Mal is a part of an art project that Christofer Johnsson has been thinking about for some time:

“The time was never right for it, but in celebration of the band’s 25th anniversary, I thought now will finally be the right time for it,” Christofer Johnsson explains.

There are still many details that are unknown about this mystical art project, and so far only the album title Les Fleurs du Mal can be officially announced. The album title refers to Charles Baudelaire’s (French author and poet 1821 – 1867) famous poem collection “Flowers of Evil” (Les Fleurs du Mal in French) that caused such an upset of emotions in France that the author was brought to court and got fined for “insulting the public” with six of the poems, that remained forbidden in France until 1949 when the ban was finally lifted. The spirit of the project is a tribute to Baudelaire, and is imbued into both music and artwork. The album was recorded at Adulruna studio, located in a separate building next to Johnsson’s decadent “Villa Adulruna” where the band lived together while recording.

Christofer continued about the project: “The project was seen as too controversial for THERION’s record label, Nuclear Blast, by the final results, so I asked if it was possible to buy back the master tapes of the record and release it on my own label. And after some negotiations, my wish was granted. But THERION is of course is still signed to Nuclear Blast Records for future releases,” Christofer clarifies.

By having full control of the release now, Christofer has decided to do everything his own way, and starts by releasing the album to the loyal fans first that come to the concerts in Europe during THERION’s 25th Anniversary “Flowers of Evil” tour.

Christofer went on to explain: “This is the beginning of a new period that will last for a number of years, where the band will focus on doing certain projects performed by THERION rather than releasing regular albums. In the planning after the art project is a rock opera that is scheduled to take several years to complete.”

Now during THERION’s “Flowers of Evil Tour” and the band’s 25th anniversary the audience can expect a breathtaking performance which combines all the elements which have been the key to THERION’s success throughout the years.

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